How can one combine the Buddha’s teachings and life lessons? How can one make the Bodhisattva path the spiritual goal of present day people? Master Cheng Yen accomplishes these goals by translating the essence of the Buddha’s teachings into simple and easy to understand language and uses everyday events to exemplify life lessons. Her exquisite words and caring thoughts inspire wisdom and provide direction amidst delusional thinking.
"Jing-Si Aphorisms are words compiled from dialogues between Master Cheng Yen and her disciples or visitors. Written in short verses, the aphorisms are guidelines which are being practised by the Master. They are easy to comprehend and practise, and have been translated into dozens of languages and promoted in every corner of the world."
Dharma Master Cheng Yen’s Jing Si Aphorisms, Volume 1 was first published in 1989. Over 3.5 million copies have since been printed in 11 languages, including traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, English, Spanish, French and German. In addition, Jing Si Aphorisms have been published via different media such as in Jing Si books for children, Jing Si cartoons, bookmarks, small decorative items, and cards.